International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

First ad hoc international criminal tribunal created by the UN and the first international war crimes tribunal since the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. It was established by the Security Council and in accordance with its Statute, the ICTY has jurisdiction over the territory of the former Yugoslavia from 1991 onwards. The Tribunal has authority to prosecute and try individuals for grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Suggested reading:

FENRICK William, “The Development of the Law of Armed Conflict through the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in International Law Studies, US Naval War College, Vol. 71, 1998, pp. 77-118.

FENRICK William, “The Application of the Geneva Conventions by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia”, in IRRC, No. 834, June 1999, pp. 317-329.

GREENWOOD Christopher, “The Development of International Humanitarian Law by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Vol.2, 1998, pp. 97-140.

MEINDERSMA Christa, “Violations of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions as Violations of the Laws or Customs of War under Article 3 of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in Netherlands International Law Review, Vol. 42/3, 1995, pp. 375-397.

MORRIS Virginia & SCHARF Michael P., An Insider’s Guide to the International Criminal Tribunal For the Former Yugoslavia: A Documentary History and Analysis, Transnational Publishers, 2 vols, 1995.

MURPHY Sean D., “Progress and Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in AJIL, Vol. 93, 1999, pp. 57-97.

QUINTANA Juan José, “Violations of International Humanitarian Law and Measures of Repression: The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in IRRC, No. 300, May-June 1994, pp. 223-239.

SASSÒLI Marco, “Le rôle des tribunaux pénaux internationaux dans la répression des crimes de guerre”, in LATTANZI Flavia & SCISO Elena (eds), Dai tribunali penali internazionali ad hoc a una corte permanente, Atti del convegno Roma, 15-16 dicembre 1995, Napoli, 1996, pp. 109-125.

WAGNER Natalie, “The Development of the Grave Breaches Regime and of Individual Criminal Responsibility by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, in IRRC, No. 850, June 2003, pp. 351-383.

Suggested reading - Reviews of case law:

BOSTEDT Frédéric P., “The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Judgements in 2005”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2006, pp. 683-717.

BOSTEDT Frédéric P., “The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2006: New Developments in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2007, pp. 403-439.

BOSTEDT Frédéric P. & DUNGEL Joakim, “The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2007: New Developments in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2008, pp. 389-415.

CARCANO Andrea, “The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Activities in 2003”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, pp. 267-290.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Judicial Supplement, available online at http://www.icty.org.

JORGENSEN Nina H.B., “Spotlight on the Work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2002”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2003, pp. 365-382.

SAUTENET Vincent, “The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Activities in 2004”, in Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, November 2005, pp. 515-564.

SAUTENET Vincent, “Le Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie”, in Revue québécoise de droit international, Vol. 16.2, 2003, pp. 323-362.

SAUTENET Vincent, “Le Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie”, in Revue québécoise de droit international, Vol.17.1, 2004, pp. 255-279.

SOUSSAN Audrey, “Le Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie”, in Revue québécoise de droit international, Vol. 16.1, 2003, pp. 199-221.

Further reading:

AKHAVAN Payam, “The Yugoslav Tribunal at a Crossroads: The Dayton Peace Agreement and Beyond”, in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 18/2, 1996, pp. 259-285.

SASSÒLI Marco, “La première décision de la chambre d’appel du Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie: Tadic (compétence)”, in RGDIP, Vol. 100, 1996, pp. 101-134.

SASSÒLI Marco & OLSON Laura M., “The Decision of the ICTY Appeals Chamber in the Tadic Case: New Horizons for International Humanitarian and Criminal Law?”, in IRRC, No. 839, September 2000, pp. 733-769.

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FERIA-TINTA Monica, “Commanders on Trial: The Blaskic Case and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility under International Law”, in NetherlandsInternational Law Review, Vol. 47/3, 2000, pp. 293-322.
 
SAROOSHI Danesh, “Command Responsibility and the Blaskic Case”, in ICLQ, Vol.50/2, 2001, pp. 452-465. VETTER Greg R., “Command Responsibility of Non-Military Superiors in the International Criminal Court (ICC)”, in The Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 25/1,


ICTY, The Prosecutor v. Tadic

 

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DINSTEIN Yoram, “Crimes Against Humanity after Tadic”, in LeidenJournal of International Law, Vol. 13/2, 2000, pp. 373-393.
 
KÜEFNER Stefanie, “The Threshold of Non-International Armed Conflict: the Tadic Formula and its First Criterion Intensity”, in Militair-Rechtelijk Tijdschrift, Vol. 102, Issue 6, 2009, pp. 301-311
 
SASSÒLI Marco, “La première décision de la chambre d’appel du Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie: Tadic (compétence)”, in RGDIP, Vol. 100, 1996, pp. 101-134.
 
SASSÒLI Marco & OLSON Laura M., “The Decision of the ICTY Appeals Chamber in the Tadic Case: New Horizons for International Humanitarian and Criminal Law?”, in IRRC, No. 839, September 2000, pp. 733-769.